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Watch These Puppets Rap About Bike Safety

You've never been preached to this way before.

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Where Even the Middle Class Can't Afford to Live Any More

Some startling math from the country's most expensive cities.

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Chinatowns Are Gentrifying at an Alarming Rate

According to a new study, the Asian population is falling rapidly; and real estate prices are sky-rocketing.

Elena Olivo

Why It's Easier to Sympathize With Boston's Police Chief than New York's

A few months after the marathon bombing, Ed Davis talks about civil liberties with more nuance than Ray Kelly.

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Are Mega-Projects Really As Bad As Everyone Says?

It's hard to build anything ambitious these days without being second-guessed. But maybe we're not judging them on the right criteria.

George Zisiadis

This Sidewalk Art Installation Transforms Heartbeats Into Music

And helps local officials understand public space.

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When It Comes to Streetcars and Economic Development, There's So Much We Don't Know

Both BRT and streetcars are championed as tools for development. But only one has evidence to back that up.

MIT Senseable City Lab

The Future of Personal Drone Navigation Is Here

For the particularly cartographically challenged.

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Map Battle of the Day: Pick Boston's Best Subway Map Redesign

Options galore.

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Friday's NASA Rocket Launch Will Be Visible From South Carolina to Maine

Here's how to maximize the chances of spotting the flaming Minotaur V, scheduled for an 11:27 p.m. EDT blast-off.

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Exploring the Curious Connections Between Traffic Deaths and NFL Home Games

With millions of fans driving to stadiums every week, is it more dangerous to take to the road after a football game?

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The Patent Troll That's Been Bilking Transit Agencies Finally Slinks Away

ArrivalStar settles after facing its own lawsuit from the American Public Transportation Association.

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People Are Less Likely to Recycle Stuff That's Crumpled, Cut Apart, or Deformed

The weird psychology of deciding what to do with your trash.

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The Unsteady Rise of Minority Civil Servants

Where public payrolls still don't reflect the local population.

Calvin Metcalf

Mapping a Century of Change in the City of Boston

Dating back to the 1890s.

Dustin Cable

A Strangely Beautiful Map of Race in America

A story told in dots.

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How East Coast Tech Startups Became a Downtown Phenomenon

New zip code analysis shows a concentration of urban investment along the Boston-Washington corridor.

Reuters

Why You Don't Want Your Local Sports Team to Own Your Local Newspaper

Red Sox owner John Henry just bought the Boston Globe, and it could spell trouble.

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The Small, Often Imperceptible Reasons Some Neighborhoods Feel Safer Than Others

Something like trash on the street can rejigger our entire sense of a place.